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My specialty is autism. So, I work with people with autism and their families from early childhood through adults.
In treating Autism Spectrum Disorder, one of the most basic and common recommendations is some sort of social group. In a clinic, like here at Rush, we’re able to set up sort of an ideal situation where we can pick and choose who will be part of the group and how kids will interact together. But, really what we’re looking for is we’re trying to create a situation where kids can take the skills that they’ve learned one-on-one—either with their therapist or in a different setting—and transfer them to a more real-life situation with peers.
I grew up with a family member who is five or six years younger than I am, and he has autism. And so, growing up with him and seeing the areas where he struggled and needed services that were there or weren’t there, or places where he excelled and was really able to do well—it just gave me a nice first-hand feel of what it’s like for someone with autism. And I decided that that’s something I could really do and something I enjoyed doing.